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What can we expect from the new Government?

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A Government with an overall majority means a clearer than expected political environment in which we can work

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Northern Ireland Children's Bill Progress

Posted by Patrick Malone /

Friday 13 February 2015 / Children's rights, Law

A joined up approach to the delivery of services to children and young people in Northern Ireland came a step closer recently with the passing of the Second Stage of a Private Member’s Bill through the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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Serious Crime Bill Update

Action for Children has been campaigning to update the criminal law on child neglect for 5 years, and now we’re in the home stretch.

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Aaron's reflections on our Too much Too Young launch

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Aaron is a care leaver from South Wales who has been involved in Too much, Too Young. He came to our event at the Senedd on Tuesday, and here are his thoughts.

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Young people take on "Too much, too young"

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Alex Cunningham MP is a member of the Education Select Committee, which recently held an inquiry looking at the provisions for young people leaving care. Alex continues to be shocked by the realities faced by some of the most vulnerable young people leaving care, as he discusses the findings in Action for Children's new report "Too much, too young".

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Guest blog: how we helped protect the welfare of children in family courts

Posted by Kristen Anderson /

Thursday 06 March 2014 / Children's rights

We’ve made sure that the welfare of the child remains the paramount consideration when decisions are made about their care after their parents break up. I want to share with you information about our campaign to ensure that this important protection for children stays in place and why it’s so important.

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Where is emotional child abuse illegal?

Wednesday 15 January 2014 / Children's rights, Emotional neglect, Child neglect, Law

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is an international human rights treaty giving all children and young people a set of rights. Today is the 22nd anniversary of the treaty coming into force so we're looking at the law on child neglect around the world.

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Is enough being done to protect children’s rights in the UK?

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Tuesday 10 December 2013 / Children's rights
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Guest post from Paola Uccellari, Director of Children's Rights Alliance England. More than 20 years ago, when the UK signed up to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, it agreed to make sure children enjoy their rights. Today is Human Rights Day and is a good time for us to think about whether this has happened in practice.

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